HyperDic: american_spikenard

English > 1 sense of the expression American spikenard:
NOUNplantAmerican spikenard, petty morel, life-of-man, Aralia racemosaunarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels
English > American spikenard: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningUnarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico.
Synonymspetty morel, life-of-man, Aralia racemosa
Member ofgenus Araliatype genus of Araliaceae
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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